OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
JANUARY 17, 2022
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau. The Secretary reiterated the United States’ firm commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s unprovoked military buildup. They discussed continued cooperation to pursue diplomacy with Moscow while taking steps to deter further Russian aggression. The Secretary expressed appreciation for Poland’s leadership on NATO’s Eastern Flank and service as OSCE Chair this year. The Secretary emphasized our commitment to transatlantic security.